Many of us have an idea of the fairytale romance that we'd love. Maybe it's the horse-drawn carriage or the wealthy prince. We dream of being swept away by the excitement and live our own happily ever after. UNEXPECTED, Laylah Abrams's latest release has "Believe in Fairytales instead of Tabloids" as it's by-line. I love it! While it fits the narrative of the story, it also fits so many of our lives. We live in a world where we see life through the phone or computer. But is it real? Or just images that they want us to see?
In UNEXPECTED, the hero, a struggling artist, literally bumps into a beautiful celebrity and they fall in love. Her life has been in the headlines and splattered across the pages of every magazine. But what if it isn't real? UNEXPECTED is a wonderful read that brings to mind those old fairytales like Cinderella but in this case, it's the heroine who is the "prince". I loved the connection between the two main characters and the way Ms. Abrams has highlighted what really brings the two people together- their love of art and life.
UNEXPECTED is now available in ebook on all platforms and makes a perfect escape for the holidays or any time of the year! Don't miss your chance to live a fairytale!
A celebrity heiress and a waiter—er, artist—discover their tabloid story might really be a fairytale.
Celebutante Claire Morgan is an expert at playing the air-headed-heiress gossip sites expect. Sure, she’s got degrees in business and computer science, but people are much more interested in the designer of her last gown or who she’s dating (for the next minute). Besides, posing for the paparazzi is safer than letting anyone get too close.
Waiter and struggling artist Nick Holden probably should have majored in engineering instead of following his dream. It’s a little late now, but with his grad school scholarship in jeopardy from a creative slump and only so many times he can deflect his doubts with dumb jokes, the last thing he needs is Claire and her friends breezing into the restaurant at closing time. Even if she is more beautiful than a Monet.
When one of Nick’s wisecracks turns Claire’s spokesmodel smile sincere, it’s clear the pair has more in common than they thought. Staying on opposite sides of the velvet rope, they begin a fling that is far from meaningless. While hiding their growing feelings, Nick spurs Claire toward the tech career she wants and she inspires new vision in his art. But they’ll need to trust each other and drop their acts if they’re going to live happily ever after.
Can the gossip girl find love with a no-name artist? Or will they let their storybook ending slip away?
UNEXPECTED is an unconventional romance about two opposites working backward toward love. For fans of The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, this modern fairytale will draw readers in and have them laughing—and sighing—until the end.
“What’s the other movie about? I’ve never heard of it.”
Candie clicked a button on her remote and read the description on the screen. “A beautiful princess—”
“You see? Why is being beautiful always the important part?” Her mouth twitched. “Why can’t she just have a nice personality?” She covered a laugh as Candie glared at her. “Okay, okay. Keep reading.”
“‘A beautiful princess is put under a sorcerer’s spell. With ice in her heart, she is trapped alone in a tower forever. But can a peasant turn into a prince, break the spell, and rescue her?’”
“That’s silly. How is a peasant supposed to turn himself into a prince?”
“Well, at least he’s not another rich guy.”
“True.” Claire nodded. “And with the self-assurance to take all that on. Very attractive in nonroyalty. But why does the guy need to rescue her? Why doesn’t the guy ever need rescuing?”
“Why are we having this conversation? It’s just a fairytale! It’s not supposed to be like the real world. That’s the whole point.”
Claire did roll her eyes this time. “Fairytales. Ridiculous.”